Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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Conference papers
2011 PEERS and International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

2011 PEERS and International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2010 PEERS and 9th Research Forum on Recycling Conference Proceedings

2010 PEERS and 9th Research Forum on Recycling Conference Proceedings

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2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2009 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2009 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

"Abnormal Wear of Floor of Composite Tube Recovery Boiler, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

"Abnormal Wear of Floor of Composite Tube Recovery Boiler, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

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An Anthology of Fiber Recycling From TAPPI Conferences (1997 - 2010) and the TAPPI Recycling Symposium (1993 â?? 2000)

An Anthology of Fiber Recycling From TAPPI Conferences (1997 - 2010) and the TAPPI Recycling Symposium (1993 - 2000)

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Materials Compatibility Issues With Biomass-Derived Oils , 2

Materials Compatibility Issues With Biomass-Derived Oils , 2015 PEERS Conference

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New Low Thermal Conductivity Basic Brick Refractory for Lime

New Low Thermal Conductivity Basic Brick Refractory for Lime Recovery Kilns, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Corrosion Monitoring and Root Cause Identification in High S

Corrosion Monitoring and Root Cause Identification in High Solids Concentrators, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Precision Alignment of Winders, 2015 PEERS Conference

Precision Alignment of Winders, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Improved Runability and Impregnation by Enhanced Steaming, 2

Improved Runability and Impregnation by Enhanced Steaming, 2015 PEERS Conference

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COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMSINVISIBLE MONEY, 2015 PEERS Conference

COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMSINVISIBLE MONEY, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Achieving Maximum Value from Steam at a Pulp & Paper Mill by

Achieving Maximum Value from Steam at a Pulp & Paper Mill by Implementing Advanced Control, 2015 PEERS Conference

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TIP-0416-26, Best Practice for Recovery Boiler Inspection (O

TIP-0416-26, Best Practice for Recovery Boiler Inspection (Optimizing the Inspection Scope), 2015 PEERS Conference

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A New Sensor Based Approach to Brown Stock Washer Optimizati

A New Sensor Based Approach to Brown Stock Washer Optimization, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Optimizing the Other Half of the Log (Using on line measurem

Optimizing the Other Half of the Log (Using on line measurement to understand the properties of black liquor), 2015 PEERS Conference

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Novel Evaluation of Defoamer Performance in Brown Stock Wash

Novel Evaluation of Defoamer Performance in Brown Stock Washing, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Chip Penetration Aid for K

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Chip Penetration Aid for Kraft Digesters in the Lab and in the Field, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Material selection opportunities in pulp mills and bleach pl

Material selection opportunities in pulp mills and bleach plants, 2015 PEERS Conference